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  • Lois started her career in Long Term Care as a Certified Nurse Aide in high school and worked her way through LPN school. Eleven years later she completed her training and licensure as a Registered Nurse followed by Advance Practice Certification in Gerontology. Wanting to broaden her knowledge base even more she returned to school to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management while completing the Administrator in Training program for Long Term Care Administration. She is a graduate Fellow of the first American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (now LeadingAge), Leadership Class of 2007. Lois began her career with Midwest Geriatrics in May of 1997 as the RN, Nurse Manager. She was promoted to Director of Assisted Living in December of 1997 and Vice President of Operations in 2000. In 2007 she was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve in that role.

    Lois serves on the following boards and committees:

    • Member, Coordinated Transit Committee, MAPA
    • Member, Local Area Network of Excellence (LANE)
    • Board Member, LeadingAge Nebraska and Past President

      Lois can be reached at 402.827.6056 or ljordan@shf.org.

  • Deb received her degree in accounting from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She began her career as an auditor with Seim Johnson for hospitals and other non-profit organizations. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Midwest Geriatrics, Inc. she worked for Clarkson and Children’s Hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Deb holds the following professional memberships:

    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Past Board Director, Healthcare Financial Management Association
    • Board Treasurer, Community 360
    • Past Board Secretary & Treasurer, Santa Monica, Inc.
    • Member & Past Treasurer, Omaha Network

    Deb can be reached at 402.827.6053 or dthacker@shf.org.

  • Ann has worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years, beginning as a dietary aide and then as a CNA. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University. She has worked as a caregiver in all aspects of elder care, including independent living, assisted living, long-term care, skilled nursing, home health and private care. She completed the Administrator in Training program at Florence Home Healthcare Center, worked briefly as a social worker, and assumed the Administrator position at Florence Home in May, 2008. She was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2014.

    Ann can be reached at 402.827.6057 or aerickson@shf.org.

  • Lori became familiar with Midwest Geriatrics, Inc. as an auditor for Seim Johnson and accepted a position as Controller in August, 2007. She received degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. She was promoted to Vice President of Financial Services in 2014.

    Lori can be reached at 402.827.6059 or lmeays@shf.org.

  • Sheryl earned a doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1993. She successfully completed her certification examination in geriatric pharmacy in May 1998, and is currently a member in good standing. Sheryl has been employed with Midwest Geriatrics, Inc. since 1994 and has been the Director of Pharmacy since 2002. She was involved with the long term care task force initiative in Nebraska, and continues to volunteer for LTC pharmacy projects. Sheryl was promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy Services in 2014.

    Sheryl can be reached at 402.827.6080 or shaverm@shf.org.

  • Megan joined the Gerimed-Unimed Pharmacy teams December of 2015. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. Working in multiple pharmacy settings for 10 plus years, she knew long-term care/assisted living is where she wanted to practice as a pharmacist. After a short time as a community pharmacist, Megan was able to join Midwest Geriatrics in her desired setting-geriatrics.

    Megan can be reached at 402.827.6083 or mirlmeier@shf.org.

  • Jennifer joined the Gerimed & Unimed Pharmacy teams in 2011. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in 2001. Her first experience with Gerimed was in the spring of 2001, as a pharmacy student on rotation. It was here that she was exposed to what a difference a pharmacist can really make being a member of a health care team. After some time as a community pharmacist, she was able to come back to her true passion; working in geriatrics. She successfully completed her certification in geriatric pharmacy in September 2012.

    Jennifer can be reached at 402.827.6080 or jkoerner@shf.org.

  • Paige Williamson serves as the Director of Human Resources. Paige’s expertise includes employee relations, employee recognition, benefits and compensation management, worker’s compensation, and policies & procedure development. She earned her Bachelors in Organizational Communication from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004.

    Paige can be reached at 402.827.6000 or pwilliamson@shf.org.

  • Ed Hendershot joined the team at Midwest Geriatrics in May of 2018. He brings 18 years of leadership, construction, and operational expertise to his role as Director of Environmental Services. From Journeyman Carpenter to General Foreman to Superintendent, Ed leads by example and brings a solid understanding of construction and building management.

    Ed can be reached at 402.827.6000 or ehendershot@shf.org.

Board of Directors

  • Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.

    Phil Christensen – Assistant Vice President, Union Pacific
    Dave McCue – SVP-COO, AON Risk Solutions
    Lois Jordan – President & CEO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Doug Ewald – Managing Director; KPMG
    Marc Butterfield – Vice President; First National Bank of Omaha
    Debra Thacker – CFO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Robert Bloechle - Vice President, Hawkins Construction

  • Florence Home

    Dave McCue - SVP-COO, AON Risk Solutions
    Stephanie O'Keefe - Retired, Kirkpatrick Pettis Trust Co.
    Robert Bloechle – Vice President, Hawkins Construction
    Marc Butterfield – Vice President, First National Bank
    Phil Christensen – Assistant Vice President, Union Pacific
    Paul Falkowski, PhD. – Online Course Coordinator/Advisor, University of Nebraska – Omaha, Founder Community 360
    Mark Higgins – Executive Vice President, Architecture Division, The Schemmer Associates, Inc.
    Lyn M. Holley, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska – Omaha
    Nancy McCarthy – Retired Nurse
    Julie Monaco – Vice President/Branch Manager, American National Bank
    Kristen Pratt – Director, Portfolio & Relationship Management, First National Bank
    Doug Ewald – Managing Director – KPMG
    Leroy Peterson – Law Office of Leroy Peterson
    Lois Jordan – President & CEO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Debra Thacker – CFO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.

  • Royale Oaks House of Hope

    Julie Monaco – Vice President/Branch Manager, American National Bank
    Mark Higgins – Executive Vice President, Architecture Division, The Schemmer Associates, Inc
    Robert Bloechle – Vice President, Hawkins Construction
    Phil Christensen – Assistant Vice President, Union Pacific
    Lois Jordan – President & CEO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Debra Thacker – CFO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.

  • Senior Health Foundation

    Marc Butterfield – Vice President, First National Bank
    Brett Worick – Managing Director, Marketing – First National Bank of Omaha
    Kristen Pratt – Director, Portfolio & Relationship Management- First National Bank of Omaha
    Doug Ewald – Managing Director – KPMG
    Lois Jordan – President & CEO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Debra Thacker – CFO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.

  • Gerimed

    Nancy McCarthy – Retired Nurse
    Lyn M. Holley, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska – Omaha
    Robert Bloechle – Vice President, Hawkins Construction
    Lois Jordan – President & CEO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Debra Thacker – CFO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.

  • Unimed

    Lyn M. Holley, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska – Omaha
    Nancy McCarthy – Retired Nurse
    Robert Bloechle – Vice President, Hawkins Construction
    Lois Jordan – President & CEO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.
    Debra Thacker – CFO, Midwest Geriatrics, Inc.